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1st Home & Garden Expo a success – Elton Callwood

Forbes' Trucking and Agricultural Supplies is one of the participants of the first ever Home and Garden Expo in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
Persons had a variety of garden plants to chose from. Photo: VINO
Persons had a variety of garden plants to chose from. Photo: VINO
Coordinator of the Home and Garden Expo and Marketing Director of the Relyon Marketing Group Mr Elton Callwood said the event was organised with the main aim of bringing all the persons in the industry together in one place to showcase their goods and services. Photo: VINO
Coordinator of the Home and Garden Expo and Marketing Director of the Relyon Marketing Group Mr Elton Callwood said the event was organised with the main aim of bringing all the persons in the industry together in one place to showcase their goods and services. Photo: VINO
One of the participants of the first edition of the Home and Garden Expo. Photo: VINO
One of the participants of the first edition of the Home and Garden Expo. Photo: VINO
A patron at the expo gets a sip of a locally produced beverage on sale. Photo: VINO
A patron at the expo gets a sip of a locally produced beverage on sale. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ first Home and Garden Expo began today, September 14, 2015, at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park under the theme ‘The ultimate trade show for resourceful living’.

Speaking with this new site at the 2-day event, Coordinator of the Home and Garden Expo and Marketing Director of the Relyon Marketing Group Mr Elton Callwood said the event was organised with the main aim of bringing all the persons in the industry together in one place to showcase their goods and services.

“The turn out from the vendors for the first one, I am very pleased and I say to God be the glory for that,” said a satisfied Mr Callwood. He added that there were 17 entities/individuals registered and 12 turned up at the event today.

The exposition ends tomorrow.

Mr Callwood noted that the traffic of persons through the expo was somewhat slow throughout the day with the majority visiting the expo during their lunch time.

He said the feedback was relatively good from those patrons.

This historic Home and Garden expo, which aims to inspire persons to live more sustainable lives, allows exhibitors to showcase their wares which encompass all home and garden needs as well as educational presentations on subjects geared at assisting consumers with improving their standard of living by learning to be more resourceful. 

“The expo will provide visitors with information on garden designs, product selections, solar energy and water saving products, sustainable building products, energy efficiency, financing and much more,” Mr Callwood had previously explained.

This news site also sought comments from several persons who visited the event.

Positive feedback

According to Ms Euna Smith, “It was a good thing that LT did. The amount of business I saw said that they recognised the significance of it, so to me that’s why they came out.”

Raulston Cline said, “it was a pleasant surprise to me when I went in there to have my lunch as usual and there was the expo. I didn’t know of it but I would recommend that next time the organiser coordinates with the schools and have them bring the children out because this was very interesting.”

The second day of the expo tomorrow begins at 10am and concludes at 7pm.

11 Responses to “1st Home & Garden Expo a success – Elton Callwood”

  • DON Q (14/09/2015, 19:11) Like (5) Dislike (31) Reply
    Thats what he come to?
    • the rock (14/09/2015, 23:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      pure envy in your heart, next time hold it on a day when the cruise ship is in like this Wednesday would of been excellent, great job my brother!
  • ok (14/09/2015, 19:30) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I thought it would have like businesses showcasing home-stuff. Eg choices for lights, tiles, bathrooms, bed and bath décor choices, drapes, contractor choices and that sort of thing. I wasn't interested in drinks etc.
  • point blank (14/09/2015, 20:20) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    He ain't ready
    • just asking.... (14/09/2015, 23:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is it not better to have locals controlling this sector or you will, rather have others?
    • Serpico (15/09/2015, 05:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      What are you and the other ingrates doing to improve the Virgin Islands?
  • Voter Too (15/09/2015, 07:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great effort organisers and participants. Hope to see more out at the next expo and as someone suggested more items should be on display and have it on a day when the cruise ship is in.Not bad at all and listen carefully to the critics and move forward.
    • Ship's Agent (15/09/2015, 09:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      It will be an attraction for the tourists to see, but you don't expect them to go back on board with flowerpots and baskets full of fruits?
  • SUSCIE (15/09/2015, 09:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why people do not up lift each other instead of every time some one try to do some thing they put them down that is not the way to build a country please let us all help each other.
  • visitor (16/09/2015, 22:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I went to the expo and enjoyed what I saw and received in my package. Kudos to Mr. Callwood and Company. Looking forward to next year expo, which will be better and greater. This was a taste of the icing on the cake
  • Constant Prayer (16/09/2015, 22:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The level of maturity with negative and not constructive criticisms are so preschool that you churn reading literacy.... #popupblockers...#hardtoridlikelice


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